Friday, July 3, 2020

Five new Padrographs and one card for the Frankenset.

 Padrograph #1205, Joe Pepitone.  Joe retired from the Braves in 1973, tried playing in Japan for a few months and then retired again in 1974.  In 1976 at age thirty five he tried coming back with the Padres but didn't make the team.  Someone had a photographer and got this photo.  I made the card and Joe signed it at a private signing at the end of June.
Padrograph #1206, Alan Zinter.  Alan was the hitting coach for two and a half seasons from 2016-2018.  This custom card took three and a half years to come back.

Padrograph #1207, Duke Snider.  After retiring from baseball Duke was a play by play announcer and analyst for the Padres.  During that time he also did a little coaching.  I found a cancelled check that he endorsed on Ebay and made the card around that.  Some one paid him $8 dollars to autograph a HOF plaque postcard in 1989.
Padrograph #1208, Dave Smith.  After pitching for the Astros and Cubs Dave was the pitching coach for the Padres from 1999-2001.  I found an autographed photo of Dave signing at a San Diego State event and designed the card around that.
Padrograph #1209, Trent Grisham.  Trent will be playing in this season, however long it ends up being.  The card is from this years Big League release.

Frankenset #481, Les Lancaster.  This was one of the cards I got out of my pack of retrographs.  Only need fifty five more cards to finish.


Jeff B - Wax Pack Wonders said...

Like the Lancaster signature. Always think of Allen and Ginter when I see Alan Zinter.

Brett Alan said...

Yeah, I was going to say, it would have been fun to make his custom in the Allen & Ginter format but call it Alan & Zinter. Or Alan M. Zinter.

Fuji said...

Three and a half years for Zinter? Is that the longest you've ever had to wait for a TTM?

Rod (Padrographs) said...

Fuji, I once waited for five years for a ball to come back from Kurt Bevacqua.

Spyda-Man said...

That is an AWESOME Pepitone autograph. Remember the episode of Seinfeld where Kramer beans Pepitone at a baseball fantasy camp for crowding the plate?